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West Point Sesquicentennial Medal

Object Number: 
Bronze, silk
diameter: 2 in. ( 5.1 cm ) Overall: 28 3/8 x 2 in. ( 72.1 x 5.1 cm )
Inscription: reverse, at lower center: "L.G.F. .52." Inscription: edge, lower center: "MEDALLIC ART CO. N.Y. BRONZE"
Bronze die-struck medal with two loops attached at top center, suspended on yellow and black silk satin ribbons; obverse depicts shield with superimposed Roman helmet and sword, surmounted by eagle holding arrows in talons and flanked by oak and laurel branches; scrolling band with inscription: "DUTY/HONOR/COUNTRY/WEST POINT/MDCCCII/US MA"; legend: "WEST POINT/DUTY/HONOR/COUNTRY". Reverse with sword superimposed upon burning torch at center, encircled by laurel wreath and flanked by dates "1802" and "1952"; legend: "UNITED STATES MILITARY ACADEMY/SESQUICENTENNIAL."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Tyson Wilson
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group